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  • It simply means that you believe that Jesus Christ died for you sins, and you have asked him with your mouth to forgive you of your sins and believed in your heart that he has forgiven those sins.
  • Being born again means a spiritual rebirth. The Bible verses that define this are: 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. Note: corruptible seed is the flesh(or from man), incorruptible is by being born of the spirit of God The spiritual rebirth requires one to accept Jesus as your personal savior, confess with your mouth that He died for you, was buried and rose again, and ask him to come into your heart and save your soul. This is also called being saved. Then you must repent of your sins. 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
  • I agree with all the other answers to this question with one addition. Those with Peter in Acts 2 asked this very question. "What must we do to be saved?" Peter answered in Acts 2:38, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the give of the Holy Spirit." Don't confuse baptism with a legalistic work. Paul preached very harshly against legalistic adherence to a law of works in Romans yet assumed all those listening had been baptized in Romans 6:4-5. Baptism is a distinctive act of obedience and submission to God. You can't baptize yourself. It's saying that you can't save yourself and ony by participating in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus can you be saved (again, Romans 6:4-5). Jesus commanded it in Mark 16:16 and Matthew 28:18-20. Peter discussed it's significance in 1 Peter 3:21 and commanded those hearing the first gospel sermon to submit themselves to the Savior they had killed in this way. The book of Acts is filled with examples of conversions and baptism is an important aspect of those stories. Baptism doesn't conflict with the previous comments. Belief, repentance, and confession are all part of the process as described in numerous verses already mentioned. Let's just not forget our act of faithful obedience that gratefully accepts the gift God has offered. After all, we're "saved by grace THROUGH faith" (Ephesians 2:8). After such a humble statement to our savior, Paul goes on to say in Romans 6 that we then are a new person and the old person has died. We are BORN AGAIN.
  • The phrase, "born again," comes from the words of Jesus as recorded by the apostle, John, in his biography of Jesus: the Gospel of John in the New Testament of the Bible. In John 3:3, Jesus says "no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again." In this passage ( http://biblegateway.com/cgi-bin/bible?passage=jn+3:1-18 ) a man named Nicodemus asks if he means physical birth and Jesus responds with the phrase "born of water and the Spirit," then adds "Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit." Paul in one of his letters says we were "dead" in our sin and made alive by the Spirit ( http://biblegateway.com/cgi-bin/bible?passage=eph+2:1-9 ). Most Christians agree that this new "birth" is a new divine re-creation of the eternal spirit of a man. Jesus says, "everyone who believes in him [Jesus] may have eternal life," (3:15) and "whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life," (3:16) and "Whoever believes in him is not condemned." (3:18). In Revelation 3:20 Jesus says "I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in," indicating that there is a decision - an act of will and an excercise of faith - that initiates the relationship with God which precipitates this "rebirth." It is in large part this concept of a decision point which separates "Born-again" and "Evangelical" denominations from other Christian denominations.
  • "Born-again" Christian is a redundant phrase. You can't become a Christian unless you are born-again (John 3:3-5). The phrase "Born-again" Christian is often used by denominational members to elevate themselves above others; make themselves more special and closer to God. Jesus gave the command to be baptized in Mark 16:16 which is after He was raised from the dead. A lot of people refer to the thief on the cross as being saved without baptism. This is 100% correct however, they were still under the old law or Law Of Moses. When Christ died, the old law was nailed to the cross with Him (Col. 2:14)
  • "regeneration of the holy spirit." IN John 3:3-6 Jesus replied unless you are born again, you can never see the Kingdom of God" " the truth is, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and spirit. Humans can only produce human life, but th Holy Spirit gives new life from heaven"
  • I find all these answers interesting, because none of them refer to the way I have always heard "born-again Christian." Every time that I have heard the term used, it was to describe someone who either (a) was nominally Christian but did not practice the religion or believe strongly, but who had a life-changing experience and found religion later in life or (b) was not Christian but had a similarly momentous life-changing conversion. Either way, it was not just about baptism as representing rebirth, or something that could be applied to all Christians. It specifically referred to people who were not devout Christians for much of their lives and then embraced Christianity later on. I certainly do not mean to say that the other answers are wrong. On the contrary, I feel that I learned something new from reading them. I see possible connections between the two definitions. And the other answers probably strike closer to the original meaning of the phrase. But, since I've often heard people (Christian and otherwise) use the term this way I just thought I'd add it.
  • A born-again Christian is one who has received Christ and confessed (to speak aloud) that "Jesus is Lord and believe that God has resurrected him from the dead " and asked God to receive the Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus. The born again are; bound together by the Holy Spirit, members of the body of Christ, Sons of God, and members of the Kingdom of God.. The Confession: Rom:10:9: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. The term Born Again originates with John 3:3. where Jesus explains that one must be born of water (baptism) and born of the Holy Spirit to become a member of Kingdom. John 3:3: Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4: Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? 5: Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6: That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. John the Baptist states (Mt3:11) that he baptizes with water and Jesus baptizes with the Holy Spirit. Mt:3:11: I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: Jesus explains how to receive the Holy Spirit Lk:11:13: If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? Jesus promises the Holy Spirit Jn:14:26: But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Jn:20:22: And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Here is an example, in the book of Acts, of the Apostles praying specifically for the Holy Spirit, for those who had already accepted Christ and been baptized. Acts:8:15: Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost Paul explains the Body of Christ 1Cor:12:13: For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
  • The Gospel of John, Chapter 3 (sometimes referred to as "Nick at Nite") Is the story of Nicodemous (a religious leader of that time) coming to Jesus and asking this very question. "What does it mean to be born again?" To understand the full scope of the statement you need to start with the beginning of man. Adam, in the Garden of Eden. Adam in the Garden was perfect and without influence was obedient to God in all things. In the temptation of Eve, Adam fell from His position (relationship) with God and became disobedient to God's command. To truly understand this, you must also understand the story of the Serpant from Isaiah 14, which is the first fall of creation. Lucifer, an angel of the Lord (angel means "servant"), determined inside himself that he could be like God and rebelled against Him. Lucifer had become the father of lies (first lying to himself then to others) and this became the influence in the garden. When the influence of Lucifer (the serpant/devil) caused Adam and Eve to fall (note that Adam could have told the serpant to leave at any time or Eve for that matter - but Adam did not), God was no longer the "Father" of man but now the "enemy" of man (just like Lucifer/Devil/Satan/Serpant). And man was "sentenced" to "death" (something ALL mankind MUST do... die). This "death" is what we are ALL born into. Every man and woman born from Adam to today is born into this "death" and there is only one way out. A new birth into life. How do we know we are born into death? Have you ever lied (even the little white one)? Have you ever stolen (taken something that's not yours and without asking - what about cheated on your income taxes)? Have you ever coveted another man's property (car, house, motorcycle, boat)? If you've done any of these, what does that make you? A liar. A theif. A man/woman of coveteousness. So if you stand before The Judge, how are you going to be found? Guilty or not guilty? This is how we ALL know we are born into death and need a Saviour to save us from The Judgement. We are born into the life through Jesus The Christ and His "Helper", The Holy Spirit. Being born again is not simply making a statement in word only, it's making a decision to obey God by LIVING in the Spirit. Baptism is an outward public proclomation of an inward manifestation. The old birth (of death - also called the old man) is put to death when you are laid back into the water and the new birth (of life - also known as the new man) is the coming out of the water clean from the water that flowed from Jesus when His side was pierced and saved by His blood in the covering of our sins. This new birth is what we refer to as the Born Again Christian. The term "Born Again" is derived from John chapter 3. The Sign and Seal of this New Birth is the Holy Spirit. BTW. Dispensationalism and antinominism has crept into Christianity today and we must be aware that the Covenants are NOT done away with nor is the law (all mankind will be judged in The Great Judgement, those in Christ will be found NOT guilty and the others are found guilty BY THE LAW). These are two VERY important doctrines (VERY important)! Don't be led astray by easy believism.
  • Just to add to what others have stated... Man is tripartite because we are made in the image of God. Most Christians believe in the "Triunity" of God and that Godhead consist of the "Father", "Son" and "Holy Spirit". The three are separate yet but one. To understand what the term "born again" means you must understand yourself in terms of your being triune. The Bible declares that you have a spirit, soul and body. Each part of you is distinctive yet you are one. When I look at you I only see your body. In order to get to know you I must engage your soul through conversation. Most people can understand the simple concept of body (physical) and soul (mind, will and emotions). Where people get tripped up is the spirit. According to the story in Genesis concerning the fall of man (Adam and Eve) God said that in the Day that they ate of the Tree of knowledge of good and evil that they would surely die. Since Adam and Eve did not die physically, either the scripture is false or death was something different than we understand. The answer is that death is separation from God. Jesus told Nicodemus that man must be born of water and the Spirit to see the kingdom of God. Being born of water implies a physical birth. Christainity teaches that the human unregenerated spirit is dead (seperated from God) because of sin passed down by Adam. When we receive Christ Jesus as savior than the human spirit receives life from Gods Spirit restoring the relationship with God and we are now alive again. (Born Again). Our Human Spirit can now fellowship with God because the law of sin and death has been dealt with. Chris
  • This term born again, is also translated born from above. Truly, no one is a Christian unless they are born again, or born from above. John chapter 3 clearly lays out what it is.
  • Read John 3:3-6 It speaks Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Not that you enter into the womb again. You must be born of water and Spirit and of Spirit.
  • John 3:3 says you need to be "born again" to be free!
  • That you now have a new life.
  • It means that you die to your old sinful life with it's heart of stone and are given a new spiritual life with a new heart that is made of flesh that can hear the promptings of the Spirit and that is tuned into the voice of God.
  • It means that as Jesus died and was brought back to life, or born again, they believe that His sacrifice allows any person who repents to God and believes in Jesus Christ, to be regenerated (born again) and become a living member of the one Body of Christ.
  • It means that you will come to live a new life, NOT reincarnation. According to christian beliefs, when you die, you will come back and live and be judged whether or not to go to heaven. If you are approved, you will live a new eternal life along with God and his son.
  • It means to be a Follower of Jesus Christ...
  • It means you receive new life from Christ. Being born again is the same thing as being saved. It means that you call upon Jesus Christ believing in Him and asking Him to be your Savior and to forgive your sin and that you trust in what He did for you and that alone. At that moment, Christ comes into your heart and life, and the Holy Spirit regenerates you and gives you new life. Thus, you experience the second birth. I hope that this is helpful. -In the Master's service. Thank you and God bless you!
  • I don't know why they say that you are only born once there is no way to be born twice.
  • What it means to each person can be different from person to person. For example a Catholic will tell you thats when they pour H2O on you in baptism as a baby. This then comes back to the argument about do babies not baptized with H20 by the Catholic church go to heaven? A Biblical Christian may say. Oh thats the receiveing of the Holy Spirit into your spirit in your bio body.Jesus defines Born Again as being born of the water and the Spirit. The born of the water hes talking about is the breaking of the waters in the biomothers womb when labor starts. The Spirit Jesus is talking about is The Receiving the Holy Spirit into one's spirit in their bio body. Hope that helps gave pt to your question i.e 11 to 12 pts
  • The term "born-again" comes from the Gospel of John, Chapter 3, where a man named Nicodemus comes in secret to speak to Jesus. Here is the passage: 1Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2He came to Jesus at night and said, "Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him." 3In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.[a]" 4"How can a man be born when he is old?" Nicodemus asked. "Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb to be born!" 5Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. 6Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit[b] gives birth to spirit. 7You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You[c] must be born again.' 8The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit." 9"How can this be?" Nicodemus asked. 10"You are Israel's teacher," said Jesus, "and do you not understand these things? 11I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. 12I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? 13No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.[d] 14Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.[e] 16"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[f] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.[g] 19This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God." ============== Nicodemus clearly respects Jesus and his teachings and starts off with a round about speech trying subtly to get to the question he wants to ask. Jesus knows what the question is and saves Nicodemus the agony of having to work up to it by saying: "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again." The question that Nicodemus was leading up to was "How do I get into heaven." Jesus says "You must be born again." This answer is confusing to Nicodemus, because he is thinking literally. His next question is the logical one that would follow: How can you be born again? How can a grown person get back inside his mother? Nicodemus has understood one thing correctly. He needs to start over. He needs a clean slate. He knows in his heart that no matter how good he seems, how respected he is in his community, how much he gives to the poor, how long he spends at his religious duties, that there is this spiritual hole at the centre of his being. He knows he has failed to live up to God's standards, and he desperately wants to be able to. But how? Is physical rebirth the only way? If so, then everyone is doomed, for that is impossible. So Jesus elaborates: "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit." Jesus agrees that being physically born again is an impossibility. What humans need, therefore, is a spiritual rebirth, one that is given by God's spirit, not by any work we can do. Jesus is the way that this spiritual rebirth takes place. He talks about himself here, esp in v 16 16"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[f] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. So christians who are "born again" are those who have acknowledged that their own works are not enough to get them into heaven/forgiven/ saved by God. Instead, they ask forgiveness of God, through Jesus' death, which paid for the sins of the world, and then, by the power of the Spirit, they are washed clean, reborn from the inside. Their lives begin again in a relationship with God, through Jesus, and they live as testimony to God's power to save and transform. Hope this explains. We always have to go back to the source to best understand the meaning of the term.
  • It represents a spiritual rebirth. Like an idiom. To be born again means that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. He is your "GET OUT OF HELL, FREE" card.
  • plain and simple. it means to recommit yourself to God. (get saved) and change your ways from bad to good. (repent and change).
  • What Does It Mean To Be Born Again? This term first appears in the Bible in John chapter three... "There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again." -John 3:1-7 To understand this Biblical term, it is necessary to understand that there are TWO BIRTHS. The "first" birth is the PHYSICAL BIRTH when you were born into this world from your mother and father. When the Bible speaks of being "born of water," it is speaking about the physical birth (NOT baptism). The "second" birth is a SPIRITUAL BIRTH, which means to be born of the "Spirit" (God's Holy Spirit). This raises a couple of questions: Why does a person need to be born spiritually?...and, What is a "spiritual" birth? The Bible teaches that man is created in the image of God. God manifests Himself to mankind in the Persons of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Likewise, mankind is composed of a body, soul, and spirit. Our body is the "tent" you could say of the soul and spirit (the body is a temporary dwelling place). Our soul is composed of the heart (to feel), the mind (to think), and the will (to decide). Our spirit is dead in sin when we are born; that is, we are born void of God. No person is ever born with God. The only exception is the Lord Jesus Christ Who came as God in the flesh (1st Timothy 3:16). Our spirit is dead in trespasses and sin the Bible says... "And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:" -Ephesians 2:1,2 The unsaved person cannot understand God... "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." -1st Corinthians 2:14 The reason why you need to be "spiritually" born is because you have never been spiritually born to begin with. So when the Bible speaks of being "born again," it actually means "born for the second time." You were born physically into this world, but you were born without the Spirit of God in your soul (spiritually dead). Yes, God created you, but He gave you a freewill to decide for yourself where you will spend eternity. God never forces anyone to accept Christ as their Savior, He simply offers a warm invitation to anyone who wants to have their sins forgiven and go to Heaven. Salvation is a free gift (Romans 5:15), paid for by the precious blood of Jesus Christ (1st Peter 1:18,19). We must accept God's gift of eternal life or it WILL be forever forfeited when we leave this world (die). To be "spiritually" born means that God's Holy Spirit "quickens" (or makes alive) your dead spirit. When you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, trusting Him alone to forgive all your sins--then God the Father and God the Son come into your heart in the form of God the Holy Spirit (John 14:23). The "Holy Spirit" is "God within us." I have God living in my soul the Holy Spirit of God. I am not God, but I have God living in my body. The Godhead indwells every believer. The Holy Spirit of God guides me, comforts me, teaches me, rebukes me, chastises me, convicts me, encourages me, empowers me, loves me, strengthens me, and so much more. The Holy Spirit uses the Word of God to do these things. This is why it is critically important for every believer to live in their Bible. A person cannot understand the Bible without the presence of the Author, and God is the Author. When you become born again (or born for the second time), God's Holy Spirit comes into your body (1st Corinthians 3:16), never to leave (Hebrews 13:5), and you will understand many new things for the first time in your life... "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." -2nd Corinthians 5:17 It is ONLY through the Precious Word of God that anyone can be born-again. Surely, no one can born into this world again physically... there is no turning back the hands of time. However, you most certainly can be born again spiritually into God's family through the Spirit of Christ... "But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his" (Romans 8:9). The way we become "born again" is found in the Word of God... "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever." -1st Peter 1:23 We are born again by the Word of God. Jesus is the Word of God (John 1:1,14: Revelation 19:13). The following statement sums it up pretty good... If you're born once, then you die TWICE; If you're born twice, then you die ONCE. If you don't receive Jesus Christ and become a born again Christian, then you will sadly burn in Hellfire for all eternity (John 3:18, 36; Revelation 20:15; 21:8). The GOOD NEWS (the Gospel) is that it is very EASY to have the second birth, i.e., a spiritual birth. God came down to this earth 2,000 years ago and took upon Himself the form of a man. That man was the Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:1,14; 1st Timothy 3:16). Literally, the GODHEAD became incarnate (Colossians 2:9--King James Bible). Jesus was born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14). Jesus never sinned once (2nd Corinthians 5:21). Jesus died, was buried and rose again after three days (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). Jesus shed His blood to pay for all our sins (Colossians 1:14; 1st Peter 1:18,19), and applied that blood to the Mercy Seat in Heaven (Hebrews 9:24-26). There are a few things you must know to be saved: 1. You are a sinner under the condemnation of God's Law (Romans 3:10,23). 2. You are GUILTY, and deserve to go to Hellfire as punishment for your sins (Romans 3:19; 6:23; Revelation 21:8). 3. Jesus Christ, God in the flesh (God's Son), died upon the cross to pay for your sins (John 3:16-18; Romans 5:8). It is Jesus' blood that takes our sins away (1st John 1:7). If you believe that Jesus is the Savior (the Christ) who paid for your sins, and you realize your sinful condition (and thus your need for a Savior), then you're ready to be born again. All you need to do is repent (i.e., turn) to Jesus Christ in faith, believing upon Him to forgive your sins and save you... "Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ." You may pray if you'd like, but you don't have to. Salvation is of the heart (Romans 10:10). If you'd like to pray, simply ask Jesus to forgive your sins and tell Him that you're trusting Him as your Savior. It matters not exactly what you pray, just as long as you realize these two main truths: 1. You are a guilty sinner under the condemnation of God's Law! 2. Jesus is the Savior who shed His blood to take away your sins! You might pray something like this... Dear Jesus, I know that I am a Hell-deserving sinner. I believe that you are the Son of God, the Savior, who shed your blood to pay for my sins. I now believe upon You as my personal Savior, and ask you to please forgive me of all my sins. Please save me and take me to Heaven when I die. Amen. If you sincerely asked Jesus to forgive your sins, then you are now part of God's family. You could have just prayed, "God be merciful to me a sinner." The thief on the cross simply asked Jesus to "remember" him, and Jesus most certainly did. There is nothing "magic" about the words you pray, it is your faith (trust) in Jesus Christ that saves you. It is your faith that causes you to call upon Jesus to forgive your sins and take you to Heaven. God wants to save you more than you could ever want to be saved (2nd Peter 3:9). If you were sincere, then you are now a born-again Christian. Thank God! Salvation is very simple. We are sinners, and Jesus is the Savior. You see friend, there is no religion involved here, ONLY Jesus. Salvation is NOT found in a religion, but in a Person---The Lord Jesus Christ.
  • All "real" Christians are spiritually reborn. Catholics are spiritually born again (and again and again) through: + Belief in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior + Living the Gospel to the best of our ability + Daily rededicating ourselves to Jesus Christ + Receiving new life in Baptism + The forgiveness of sins through the Sacrament of Reconciliation + The infusion of the Holy Spirit by the laying on of hands in Confirmation + Taking the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ into our bodies through the Eucharist (Holy Communion) + Even during the penitential season of Lent These are a few ways that Catholics are spiritually born again. We usually just don't use those words. With love in Christ.
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  • Depends on who you ask. You have some really good answers here. My husband works with a born again who thinks that he can do whatever he wants ~ drink, do drugs, have sex out of wedlock, etc ~ and he will go to heaven because he is born again. I don't think that's what is really meant by being born again.
  • When a person repents: confesses and forsakes sin, is baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and receives the Holy Ghost evidenced by speaking in other tongues: this is the gospel; the death, burial, and resurrection. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the spirit is spirit.
  • In general theology, it refers to a christian being born again. Free of sins, and being given a fresh start.. given a new life associated with Jesus. Recently though, it has been casually referred to as converting or reverting to Christianity.
  • Keeping it simple: when a person is born it is a natural birth. When you are born-again it is a supernatural birth. The natural birth is of the corruptible seed. The supernatural birth is of the incorruptible seed.
  • You no longer practice sin. You are delivered from sin through the blood of Jesus and you are a new creature in Christ Jesus. The Holy Ghost gives you power to live above sin. The old man is now subject to the new man. The old man represents the old way of living and thinking. The new man represents the new way of living and thinking. Thus the term " born again "!
  • It is a man-made idea that makes people feel better than others. They imagine they can save themselves from sin through outdated ceremonies.
  • 12-17-2016 [Isaiah 43:7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.] "Formed made created" Do those words mean the same thing? Well of course not. If they did, the verse could have said "I created him, I created him, I created him." No, they have different meanings. Genesis says God FORMED man from the dust of the Earth: just pushed dirt into the shape of a man. Then He MADE a soul. God had already created soul in verse 21, and you can only create something that does not already exist, so when He got ready for a soul He made another one. Soul is breath life. Then it says God CREATED Adam in His own image. God is a spirit: His image is another spirit. So Adam was a three part being: body, soul, and spirit. After Adam ate the forbidden fruit, he was still walking around and talking, so he still had body and soul, so it was the spirit that died. Not every spirit is eternal life spirit. The spirit died. Everything else in the old testament was just marking time until a savior could be sent to restore spirit to mankind. But there was a little surprise: the spirit is not UPON men as it was UPON the prophets, it is BORN in us. That is why we call ourselves sons of God and speak of "conversion". No other religion can offer any sort of conversion, they only teach a new way of thinking.

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